Vinegar Syndrome

Shriek of the Mutilated

Directed by Michael Findlay

Fantasia Midnights presented by Synapse Films



Michael Findlay


Vinegar Syndrome, LLC

USA 1974 88 mins OV English

World Premiere of Vinegar Syndrome’s new 4K Restoration!

"On the prowl, hear him howl, here comes the Yeti now!" A group of four college graduate students, Keith Henshaw, Karen Hunter, Tom Nash (INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS' Egon) and Lynn Kelly, head on an expedition led by their crackpot professor Dr. Werner, in search of the elusive yeti. However, as they move closer to their discovery (but not before a musical number), they quickly realize that their grades aren't the only things dropping like flies in Michael Findlay's blood-curdling and self-aware SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED.

Conspiracy theorists and monster hunters, gather ’round for the world premiere of Vinegar Syndrome's brand new 4K scan of SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, sourced from the camera negative! Having spent decades condemned to murky video transfers and bootlegs, join us to be amongst the first to see SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED brought back to its pristine state! With all the goofy charm we love in ’70s exploitation cinema, and the mystery of THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, comes a film that will make you hesitant to ever go on a field trip again! Making the most of its modest budget, Findlay subverts audience expectations by using low-budget costumes and effects to his advantage. With his wife, Roberta Findlay (TENEMENT, A WOMAN’S TORMENT), guiding the camera through dense woods and electricity-filled bathtubs, Michael Findlay directs this film through twists and turns that will sneak up on you from the deepest, most furry recesses of Boot Island. – Vincenzo Nappi